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District 70 officials close school due to threat, heighten security at another

District 70
Posted at 11:34 AM, Jan 09, 2020

PUEBLO WEST — The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office said they concluded there was no credible evidence backing up a possible school threat made against Skyview Middle School in Pueblo West Wednesday afternoon.

School officials said they received information from students at Skyview Middle School Wednesday afternoon about a possible threat, according to the district's Facebook post.

District 70 officials closed Skyview Middle School Thursday as they continued investigations.

The Sheriff's Office said they interviewed students of interest and did not receive information to validate the threat.

Another Pueblo West school, Pueblo West High School, had increased security Thursday after receiving a Safe2Tell tip.

Wednesday evening, a Safe2Tell alert stating students were out at Pueblo State Park when they overheard from other teenagers about shooting students at Pueblo West High School Thursday.

The district said the tip was questionable and that there was not a lot of detail, so they increased police presence at this high school as a precaution.

Other District 70 school operations were on its normal schedules in Pueblo West.